|11 TEAMS, 10 GAMES, 4 DAYS, 1 CHAMPION|
|Indiana Sports Corporation | Conseco Fieldhouse | City of Indianapolis|
|SCHEDULE & RESULTS|
|TRAVEL & LODGING|
|TALK OF THE TOWN|
Celebrating its 12th year in Indianapolis, the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament presented by Xbox 360 will be played for the sixth-straight year at Conseco Fieldhouse, March 1-2-4-5, 2007. The 13th annual tournament features 10 games over five days, with no games on March 3 to make way for the Indiana High School Athletic Association Girls' State Basketball Finals.
All 11 teams participate in the women's tournament with the winner receiving the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The team that finishes atop the regular season standings is the Big Ten champion. The bracket will be seeded according to the final regular-season standings with the league champion earning the top seed and the top five finishers receiving first-round byes.
The inaugural Big Ten Tournament was played at Hinkle Fieldhouse in 1995 and remained at that location until 1996, when it then relocated to the RCA Dome from 1997-99. The tournament moved to Conseco Fieldhouse in 2000 and then left Indianapolis for a one-year stint in Grand Rapids, Mich., in 2001. The event returned to Indianapolis and Conseco Fieldhouse in 2002 and will remain at that venue through 2012, after the conference announced a five-year extension with the Circle City back in May 2006.
The 2006 tournament attendance of 38,638 and session average of 7,728 were both event records in the 12-year history of the tournament. The previous marks of 37,635 and 7,527 were set in 2004. The single-session record of 9,417, which was set in 2004, still stands. The five most recent editions of the women's tournament have posted the highest attendance in the event's history, surpassing the 30,000-patron mark each year.
In the past 12 years of Big Ten Tournament play, the conference has welcomed nearly 353,000 fans, including over 325,000 spectators to the Indianapolis area. Six different conference representatives have become tournament champions. Ohio State and Michigan State were first-time winners in 2006 and 2005, respectively, after Purdue claimed both the 2003 and 2004 championships. The Boilermakers have won a conference-best five titles, including three consecutive events from 1998-2000. Iowa and Penn State have each won two titles, while Indiana claimed its only title in 2002, as the Hoosiers capped off a fairy-tale run as the No. 5 seed.
Join us in celebrating our 12th year in Indianapolis and order your 2007 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament presented by Xbox 360 tickets today